Buying face washes at the store can get expensive, especially if you’re looking for top notch brands that will have the best effect on your skin. Luckily, there’s a better way to take care of your skin without having to break the bank on chemical-filled cleansers. This article is going to go over three different cleansers that will be able to help you have clearer, nicer skin using all-natural products that you can easily find around your home.
DIY Natural Face Washes for Acne
1. Chamomile Facial Cleanser
- ¼ Cup of brewed chamomile tea, cooled. (Organic)
- ¼ Cup of liquid castile soap. (Organic)
- ¾ Tsp of avocado, grapeseed, olive oil, sweet almond or hazelnut. (Depending on your preference.)
- 8 Drops of an essential oil of your choice.
- Several drops of vitamin E oil.
This cleanser offers the soothing smell and effects of chamomile while cleaning your skin. Like many homemade cleansers, it allows you to be able to control what you put into the cleanser. That means that the essential oil is up to you and will largely depend on your skin type. For example, if you have dry skin you may want something like rose or sandalwood. If you have oily skin, something like lemongrass or tea tree oil might prove more suitable. It’s also simple to put together.
All you need is to brew the tea and allow it to cool, then combine all of the ingredients and stir them until everything is mixed well. This recipe should create about 4 ounces of cleanser, but of course you can adjust the amounts to suit your needs. You’ll essentially use this as you would any other cleanser, by using your fingers or a washcloth to rub it into your skin and then making sure to rinse it off well.
2. Cucumber Honey Cleanser
- ½ of a fresh cucumber.
- ½ Cup of baking soda.
- 1 Tablespoon of honey.
- 1 Tablespoon of olive oil.
By blending these ingredients together, you’ll get a cleanser that is able to help with under eye circles, acne causing bacteria, crows feet and will even be able to help with exfoliation due to the ingredients. After it’s made, you can expect the cleanser to last for two or three days, but can potentially last longer if you add in some vitamin E oil. It’s a gentle cleanser that you can use in the morning as well as at night, so it helps to keep your skin care routine rather simple.
You may worry about the oil in the cleanser adding to the oily skin problem, but what it actually does is help to clear out dirty oil and replace it with clean oil, which is necessary for keeping well moisturized and healthy skin. If you’re unsure if you might be allergic to any of the products, try out a small test patch on your skin. If you have a reaction, then you can try to substitute the ingredient that caused it or try out a new recipe altogether.
3. Oatmeal Cleanser
- 2 Tablespoons of plain, natural yogurt.
- ½ Cup of oatmeal.
Oatmeal is known to be a great ingredient to use on your skin because it can help with a number of different aspects such as absorbing excess oil and bacteria and exfoliating dead skin from your face, which otherwise can cause blockages that increase problems with acne.
It’s important to clear that dead skin away, but also try to be gentle on your skin. Finding products and ingredients that can gently clean and exfoliate are key to having clear skin. This particular cleanser can also help you with tightening your pores, giving your skin an overall better look.
All you have to do is massage the cleanser into your skin in a circular motion for about a minute, then take a hot wash cloth and drape it over your face for another minute, allowing the small amounts of heat and steam to soak into your pores. Then, use the washcloth to wipe away the cleanser completely. You can use this recipe for either dry or combination skin.
All of these cleansers are easy to make and use, and allow you to add or substitute certain ingredients for things that you find to be more suitable for your skin or to avoid allergies. They all offer great ways to keep your skin clean at a lower cost, and with natural items that may have a less jarring effect on your skin.
It may be worth trying out a few different recipes to find the one you like the best. It can be fun to try different products on your face and learn how to use natural itemsto suit all of your skin’s needs.